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Today we’d like to introduce you to Kim Flores.

Hi Kim, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
At the age of 16, my official journey begun. I came across an ad that Monet salon Was hiring hair and make up artist. I am only with my very raw experience and strong guts, I went on apply. Monet took the chance on me and decided to mentor me as well. I was so excited and very happy considering I will be working side-by-side with one of the best in the industry. At this time, I still do not have diploma and polished skill In the business. It took me almost a year of mentoring and plain Observing before I was entrusted To work on my own. Soon I was able to attend beauty school and was awarded my license in 2013. I started doing freelance work throughout the Los Angeles area and outside California as well. As I look back now, I am grateful for all the hardships, pains, failures that I went through. I did not question myself then. I just kept on going and getting up three times more every time I fall. This I believe shape me and validated the strength of my character. This as well as fueled my strong desire to prove that being “trans” It’s not different from everybody else. My intense wish to accomplish what I always want to do really transcended all my mishaps and falls to victory

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
During middle school, I obsessively experimented with cutting hair and applying makeup. At the age of 17 when I got hired at the salon, I was blessed to be mentored by Monet Lu himself, it was challenging because I was trying to learn everything all at once. And being the youngest and the “rookie” all eyes were on me. My faith, determination and dreams fueled me to keep going. I will forever be grateful for the “struggles”. The journey I had was never easy. My only choice then was to make the best of me.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m a makeup artist and hairstylist specializes in beauty, bridal & glamour. So far, I’ve been fortunate to work with Princess Ameerah of Saudi Arabia, Nicole Scherzinger, Laura James cycle 19 winner of America’s next top model, Ruffa Gutierrez beauty queen, host actress Krista Kleiner creator and beauty queen, Venus Raj 4th runner up of Miss Universe 2010, Bai ling actress, Vladimir Pelikh intl MODEL, Gil Croes actor model social media personality, Jayden Croes actor model social media personality, Ali dolla$ rapper, Pasquale Rotella American businessman creator, Sari yap CEO of one mega group and the editor in chief of mega magazine, Cher Calvin news anchor personality. What sets me apart from the others. My main focus are my clients. Everyone has a unique features and tastes. I’m very intuitive and I like to get a feel to what my clients wants and needs.

How can people work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
They can find me on my Instagram @fierclykim. My website is getting a makeover and will be launching soon!!!

 Contact Info:

  • Email: kimfloresmua@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Fierclykim
  • Facebook: Kim Flores


Image Credits:

Photography of Noel Daganta

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